Dubai: The minimum wage for Pakistani blue-collar workers in the UAE has been fixed at Dh800 per month in addition to accommodation and health insurance, Moazzam Ahmad Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UAE, said at a community gathering at the consulate in Dubai.
Khan hosted the event for Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan, who was on a short visit to the UAE on Wendesday.
Khan said that the wage rule has already been put in place.
He added that he has also requested the Pakistan government to help open more community schools in the UAE.
“We have seven Pakistani schools in the UAE, but we need at least 14 to meet the demand from the increasing number of students,” he said, urging the community to contribute to the effort.
Commenting on a complaint about some expats being treated badly at Pakistani missions, the ambassador said such incidents are rare, but he would talk to officers and staff at the missions to improve their behaviour with community members.
“I have also requested the Pakistani government to increase staff and build a new and bigger building because our community has increased to 1.6 million and the current facilities are not good enough to meet the huge rush at the missions,” he explained.